The smell produced when rain falls on dry ground, usually experienced as being pleasant, is the definition given to the word petrichor by the Cambridge Dictionary.
Throughout lockdown, many of us have enjoyed reconnecting with the natural world.
You can’t say that Frills and Spills descends into chaos so much as embraces it from the get-go.
It’s been five years since Ellie’s death.
Take yourself away from the busy seafront streets and you’ll find About the Garden, a charming and quirky production staged in 4 Rigden Road’s garden, in the heart of Hove.
Theatre has never been away, but we're finally allowed to go and mingle (at a safe distance) whilst seeing a show in person! Read on for our top picks of the shows actually live an...
Parents of Brighton, if you want to take your offspring out, then these are our top picks for family friendly entertainment during Brighton Fringe.
This year, Brighton Fringe has gone digital.
Back after the events of 2020 led to the Festival's first cancellation in its 53 year history, Brighton Festival is a hybrid mix of digital, online, audio, theatrical, artistic eve...
The notion of a man becoming particularly attached to a handsome black cat may initially feel a familiar experience, especially as around 3.
When I first heard that TrueStory Theatre would be back with a one man production of A Christmas Carol I felt in parts excited and uneasy.
What is magic, really? Is it an evil enchantress who can freeze a person in ice? Is it a crow who can talk? Or is it seeing dozens of little faces light up with joy? The Snow Queen…
Outdoor theatre? In December? Yes, it’s happening! Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) have launched their first ever Christmas programme with a bang as Hansel and Gretel? A Postmod…
As Brighton and Hove leaves lockdown and enters Tier 2, socially distanced live performances are back on the cards.
It’s Halloween evening at the Brighton Open Air Theatre and what better time for a séance? Even if it has to be a socially distance séance – there’s no hand holding or grou…
COVID-19 has severely disrupted the entire industry.
Since the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis has caused the world to shut down, the theatre industry has gone dark, at least at first sight.
It’s embarrassing recalling your teenager years, isn’t it? Awkward crushes, cringe-worthy fashion choices and dramatic mood swings; most of us are very happy to leave those yea…
If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a BIG surprise.
In this Valentine's Special we talk to comedian Matt Hoss about what would be on his Valentine's playlist, how to book a tour after Edinburgh Fringe and what to get a vegan for Val...
Comedian Catherine Bohart, star of 8 out of 10 Cats and The Mash Report, talks to us about ways to keep smiling despite the news, how to make your run at Edinburgh Fringe a success...
We’ve reached the end of the decade and entered the ‘20s again.
Billed as a Halloween cabaret extravaganza, The Haunted Ballroom was a loose mix of disco style party and cabaret acts from renowned London based performers Black Cat Cabaret, who …
Does technology have a role in live performance? In 2014 The Old Market’s #TOMtech season blasted into Brighton, exclusively showcasing performances shaped by technology.
A charming mixture of mime and music, Woman! Pilot! Pirate? is the endearing tale of Emmy, who believes that Amelia Earhart’s disappearance is nothing more than a conspiracy and …
Direct from Australia, John Rowe brings his sofa-based entertainment show to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Nick is 14 years old.
You've probably heard plenty of stories about lucky couples who fall in love, get married and live happily-ever-after.
When so many songs written by men are condescending (Wake Up Little Susie), dangerously demeaning (Blurred Lines) or darn right creepy (Every Breath You Take) towards women, it is …
It might be true that Brandy was first performed in 2010 at South London Theatre, but it’s still impossible not to view this production through the lens of Yorgos Lanthimos’ 20…
If you’re one of the many people who visit the Fringe from far flung parts of the world (hello Londoners daring to go past the M25) it’s easy to forget amongst all the clamour …
Starting your hour of stand up with an audio recording of a very sweet sounding child called Albert introducing you on stage might be considered cheating.
Staging The Winter’s Tale in the middle of the summer might seem to be an unusual choice, but as we huddled in the wind blasted Brighton Open Air Theatre it seemed pathetic falla…
This is Medea, but not as you know her.
Grant Busé is blessed with classical good looks, musical talent and a flair for making things funny.
After a year of excellent shows, picking the winner was harder than ever.
There’s been disco-dancing to Madonna in an old church, vegan based stand up in a room above a pub, incredible acrobatics, hilarious cabaret songs about near-death experiences an...
Tickets for Dave Chawner: C’est La Vegan apparently went like hot cakes (or should that be like Greggs' vegan sausage rolls?) and as everyone packed into the bijou upstairs r…
Today theSpaceUK announces its 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Season with over 400 shows and the biggest new-writing programme at the Fringe.
On a still springtime evening, there are few better things to do than to take a trip to the Brighton Open Air Theatre.
There have been some stellar hits and some definite misses, but with some five star performances just starting their runs it could be that your favourite show of Brighton Fringe 2...
How hard is it to say ‘I love you’ when you truly mean it? For Sam, it’s very hard.
This isn’t a show about death, oh no.
How many near death experiences have you had? One audience member in The Birth of Death directed by Yael Karavan claimed 10 or 11, which is as impressive as it is shocking.
That’s right, we’re already coming towards the halfway point of Brighton Fringe.
Alternative and experimental performances have always been at the heart of Fringe, but is there still space for something a little more unpredictable? Enter Harry Clayton-Wright.
Award-winning Oxford research chemist Peter Rook is a stickler for scientific detail.
At any Fringe you’ll be able to find at least one crooner showcasing some of history’s best show tunes – One Day More, There’s No Business Like Show Business, anything from…
From dark comedies, to sci-fi authors, to an uncooked lump of dough, Brighton Fringe certainly offers surprises for everyone as we head into this second weekend.
After taking on a LOT of research to create their new cabaret show, What Doesn’t Kill You [blah blah] Stronger, Tyler and Erin have discovered some tips on how to survive some pr...
The Old Market are excited to announce that they have managed to raise £1,057 for Brighton Women’s Centre throughout their Reigning Women season.
Welcome to Brighton Fringe 2019! We’re ready to welcome back old favourites, discover new talent and generally have a jolly good time.
Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother.
Imagine if women weren’t just stuck playing Juliet and Desdemona and Lady Macbeth over and over again.
This week culminates in International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March and The Old Market’s fiery mini-season, Reigning Women, has never seemed so relevant.
Ditch the messy arts and crafts this half-term and entertain your little darlings with the best live family friendly performances Brighton and Hove have to offer instead.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year (apart from Brighton Fringe, of course) and there are plenty of delightful performances to entertain you this winter.
The Warren will be relocating for Brighton Fringe 2019 to a brand new venue in the heart of the city
If you’re not a performer, it can be impossible to imagine how anyone is able to get up on stage and entertain.
Ring a ring o’ roses, a pocket full of posies…Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water…No matter how many years it’s been since you last sang these nursery r…
The packed audience at The Old Market leant in expectantly towards an ordinary looking closed shipping container dominating the stage, oblivious to the surprises enclosed inside.
Under the bright light of a full moon, we were drawn towards the eerie tower of The Spire, an old deconsecrated Victorian church in Kemptown that is currently playing host to one o…
Welcome to our top 5 picks from the third year of Brighton HorrorFest, the spooktacular celebration from Sweet of all things that go bump in the night.
It’s 1968 and the world is about to change.
I’ve been to more than my fair share of post-show Q&As.
Since the very first tales were told around a fire, it has been human nature to enjoy a good story - especially when the story is full of murder, gore and tabloid-friendly salaciou…
Last week was the first anniversary of the Manchester bombings.
Just like that, we approach the final weekend of Brighton Fringe.
The Museum of Ordinary People (MOOP) is a pop-up museum, running for one week only, as part of The Spire’s secret Fringe programme.
Despite the costs many performers experience putting on a production there are plenty who use the platform provided to them to fundraise or raise awareness for a cause close to the...
It's 1736, George II is on the throne, witchcraft laws are being appealed and the British Empire was starting to take shape.
You’ve been invited into George Egg’s shed.
Serena Flynn might only reveal her darkest secrets after lots of gin, but her on-stage alter ego Prune is grotesque, fragile and ready to bear all.
May is marvellous.
You've probably walked the circumference of the globe the amount of times you've been up and down the pier.
Do you ever find yourself singing The Bare Necessities? Or breathily repeating David Attenborough’s iconic narration? If so, the Ensonglopedia of Animals is the show for you.
It was a balmy Sunday evening at the end of another warm and sunny weekend and many in the audience seem to have to enjoyed the weekend (and perhaps the wine) a bit too much by the…
Yes, I’m a millennial.
We're almost mid-way through the Fringe and it seems like there are more shows than ever to pick from.
We meet landlady Liz as she hosts another Historical Night.
An outspoken politician.
Death is the only truly universal subject.
After the glorious sunshine of the opening weekend, you might be forgiven for thinking that the fun might be over.
Caitlin is a one-woman play by Mike Kenny about Dylan Thomas and his wife's tempestuous life together, written entirely from her point of view.
I have a confession to make.
The relationship between poetry and alcohol is renowned and Joseph J Clark continues in this tradition with his show, Drunk With A Pen (Sweet Werks 2, 5th-13th May, 19:00).
Do you always listen out for the screeching sound of the TARDIS? Have you dreamed of captaining the Enterprise to boldly go where no one has gone before? Does other people’s lack...
The Warren once again joined with Brighton Fringe to celebrate the opening of Brighton Fringe 2018 with a fantastic free firework display on Thursday 3rd May.
It’s the bank holiday and you’re ready for the long weekend – but what to do? Read on to discover how to kick-start your weekend with comedy, beer, parties and Julie Andrews.
Know your camembert from your comté? Your seitan from your soy? If you serve your steak on a Himalayan salt block or enjoy covering your chargrilled cauliflower with chermoula the...
If you’ve ever struggled to catch a flight while clumsily carrying too many suitcases and bags, there’s lots to smile at here.
their second year at the Brighton Fringe, Lamb Comedy Productions present an
evening of selected highlights, delivered by acts from across their programme.
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